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Memorial Picture Shipmate PixCamera "...KAIL, Morton...My Father, Morton Kail, passed away October 16, 2011 at the age of 86 from progressive supranuclear palsy. Dad served with VPB-208 as a Combat Air Crewman Aerial Gunner and Bombardier during World War II. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medals and battle stars for the Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okanowa campaigns. Dad participated in bombing raids, sea patrols and rescues of downed American flyers. They were part of the air group which flew over Tokio Harbor on September 2, 1945, while the Japanese signed the surrender agreement on the USS Missouri (BB-63). Dad's complete BIO is currently listed on Legacy - Morton Kail..." Contributed by Ken Kail kkail@bigfoot.com [21OCT2011]

Memorial Picture "...KALIN, CAPTAIN Morris I. Retired...The first Commanding Officer of VQ-2, CAPT Morris I. Kalin, passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2006 of kidney failure complications. He was 91 years old and his heart was good and he was raring to go, but his kidney would just not hold out. He passed away in Northbrook, Illinois, where he had resided, with his wife Lillian, since his retirement from the Navy in 1965. After his Navy retirement he maintained a seat on the Board of Trade in Chicago for numerous years. Morrie joined the other living VQ-2 Plankowners in the dedication of a commemorative certificate on the occasion of the Squadron's 50th anniversary on September 1, 2005..." Contributed by McINTYRE, John bravoz@columbus.rr.com [27DEC2006]

Memorial Picture "...KANE, CAPTAIN John....John died peacefully in his sleep on 11 October 2005 (ZP-11, ZP-14 and VP-34)..." Contributed by FARNETT, Nick njf5@comcast.net [04JAN2005]


KABITZKE, Gustave g_kabitzke@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-64 from July 1973 to March 1977. I was an Air Crew Radio Operator and later became a APS80/APA125 Technician..." [19JUL2009]

KACIR, Dan dkkak@aol.com "...I was a PH2 attached to VP-46 from 1985 to 1989, and VP-91 from 1995 to 1998. I am currently attached to the Multimedia Division of the 129th California Air National Guard at NAS Moffett Field, California. If you're ever in the neighborhood, I usually drill on the first weekend of the month, stop by and visit..." [20JUL99]

KADNAR, ADR2 John ducksoup1999@gmail.com "...Served at NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania, 1954-1956. Worked for Chief Worthington, Crew Chief John Fowler and Mike Burnett on the preservation crew. Preserved planes to go from NAS to NADC. After NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania was stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii after that went to VW-1, MATRON 2 then AirBarSRon-2..." [09FEB2011]

KAERCHER, YN Maury kaercher@msu.edu "...I served with VP-17 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington as an Yeoman from 1968 to 1970. We deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I have been out of the service since 1970 and live in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I graduated from Michigan State University with an Animal Husbandry degree and work for Michgan State Universtiy Extension Service as an Agriculture/Livestock Educator for the last 26 years. We have a farm and run livestock..." [07JAN2009]

KAFRISSEN, Don dondiredsil@wmconnect.com "...I served aboard the
USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) from 1963 to 1965 in V-2 Division. The LCDR of the Air Division was John Kneisel..." [04DEC2003]

KAFURA, AE2 John j-mkafura@juno.com "...I served with VS-22 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia (1951-1953) during the AF S&W period. I am interested in obtaining a squadron patch (hang mans noose around a sub). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [15NOV2010]

KAHN, Fred mypeekay@msn.com "...VP-5 pilot from 1983-1985. Go MAD FOXES. Deployed to NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Retired 15 years out of the reserves..." [14JUL99]

KAIL, Morton MKail@bigfoot.com "...I was an Ordinanceman-gunner with an air crew of VPB-208 during our tour in the Pacific from Dec. 1944 to Sept. 1945. I've gone to several squadron Reunions in recent years and, as our ranks grow thinner, I'd like to find any men who served with that squadron to possibly attend future Reunions. Our next is planned for New London Connecticut later in l999. Any former members of VPB-208 please get in touch with me. There is also a Mariner/Marlin Association which I have joined, but have never attended any of their meetings. I am interested in any war stories by former Mariner crew members for possible use in magazine articles and a book I plan to write (someday). I would be interested in hearing from any former members of VPB-208, especially those on the Pacific tour of duty from November 1944 to September 1945..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01SEP99 | 29JAN99]

KAIM, Frank kaimscircus@charter.net "...VP-11 1983-1986 SS-3 "Cocky Aircrew Twelve: If we can't find 'em, we'll tell you why!" Best of times in VP-11, best of shipmates. Now work in pro audio. Sonar training is the best audio school in the world! Not bad for a guy who would stop at nothing to avoid a sonobuoy..." [16MAR2010]

KAISER, AMS3 K. P. AMS3 kais944@netscape.net "...I served with VW-11 from 1960 to 1963 ( NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and NAS Keflavik, Iceland). Hello to all my Shipmates. I would be interested in any Reunion information for VW-11 and VW-13..." [24MAY2000]

KAISER, AD3 Kenneth kjksrfly@yahoo.com "...I served with VU-1 (10/1950-03/1952) as plane captain aboard the TBM and JD aircraft. I also served alongside my brother - Arthur Kaiser..." [02MAR2013]

KAISER, AMH3 Rocki rockik2@yahoo.com "...I served with VW-1 from 1969 to 1970 NAS Agana, Guam. I would love to hear from any old flight crew Shipmates. I flew with Red Batson ADR-1..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAR2004 | 22JAN99]

KAISER, Ted (William Theodore) WTKaiSer@aol.com "...I was an AO3 in VP-40 from 1972-1974. Names I remember are our shop chief AOC Robert Horton, A01 Ralph West, AO2(1?) Mike Mayes, AO2 Paul Gamble, AT2(?) Kevin Kious, David Grimsley. I haven't seen or heard of any of these guys since I left for the NESEP program in 1974. I would love to hear from any of them, or anything about VP-40, then or now...." [02JAN98]

KAISER, AWCM Thomas III Retired tka107@aol.com "...I was priviledged to fly all positions on the "Pappa-Two-Victor-Five-Fox" with the reserve squadron, VP-731 at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan in the late fifties and early sixties. A few of us took the classes at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and were checked out in all positions except Pilot. We decommissioned and flew our five birds to NAS Alameda, California and transitioned to S2F "Trackers". I left the Navy as an ADR in 1965 and returned in 1969 to S2E "Trackers" and was administratively switched to AW1. We had 136 aircrew at the new navy base at Selfrige Air National Guard Base, Mt Clemens, MI. and supported many Navy training evolutions that, according to the messages, could not occur without the Aircrew of SANG. In 1973 The Navy brought a Rresforon, CVSGR-70, VS73 to SANG and we went into the history books with "The Last of the Great Stoof Drivers" by delivering one of our aircraft to the Naval Air Museum, Pensacola, FL and another to the Yorktown Carrier Museum at Charlotte, NC. VS73 Transitioned to VP-93 in 1976 and I left the squadron (HYT) in 1990 and finished my naval career on March 8, 1998 with The Naval Intel Unit attached to the Michigan Air National Guard, SANG. It was my priviledge to serve with the Best Sailors in the Midwest..." [27APR99]

KALE, ABH Bill wrkale@tecoenergy.com "...I served with VP-16 from late 1977 to 1981 with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Sigonella, Sicily and a short relief at NAS Bermuda. I was an ABH and loved the flight line. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [02DEC2009]

KALER, Joseph W. jjkaler@fastmail.fm "...I was a part of VP-47 (P5M's) from late 1961 until 1964, serving as Radar/Mad operator (back up radio) in Crew 5. I left the Navy in 1964, then worked in Alaska on the satellite tracking station - later worked at the American Embassy in Bonn, Germany. The Navy experience was fantastic and I remember so many of the great Shipmates and would be glad to hear from any of them..." [14JUN2006]

KALIN, Bob Retired kalin@brinet.com "...I was a pilot with VP-26 Dec 56-May 59..." [12OCT98]

KALIS, MAJOR James G. Retired jjkalis@hotmail.com "...I served with VW-4 (1958-04/1960) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and flew with Crew-2 and Crew-8 and left the Navy in 1966 as an AC1. I enlisted in the Army and retired as a Major (Field Artillery) in 1979. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [24JUN2012]

KALLAGE, Richard rKallage@webtv.net "...Flew PV2 Harpoons out of NAS Agana, Guam in WW2. I was Crew Chief and my squadron was VPB-153. We flew Patrol flights to the Caroline Islands which was held by the Japanese..." [31OCT99]

KALMAN, ET Richard "Dick" dickk@cyberkal.com "...I served with ZP-651 at NAS Akron, Ohio from 1951 until disestablishment about 1958. I was a ET and our squadron enjoyed two week cruises to NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, NAS Glynco, Georgia and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (our last cruise). Our squadron was assigned the "K" model ship. Enjoyed many moments with a fine group of professional aviators. I also worked at Goodyear Aerospace Flight Operations until 1964. I moved to California to work for World Airways as Manager (Education & Training) until I retired. I have a web site at http://www.cyberkal.com. Regards to the ZP Squadron personnel world wide..." [E-Mail Updated 23MAY2010 | 26MAY2000]

KALMANSON, William c130manson@aol.com "...I flew in the PV-1 and PV-2 while serving in the Pacific from 1943 to 1946 while serving with VPB-148 and Hedron 200. They were great airplanes built by Lockheed..." WebSites: http://www.towbars-acft.com/ and http://www.mansonaviation.com/ [WebSites Updated 22DEC98 | 13APR98]

KALTENBACH, LT Kevin kkbach@gci.net "...Flew with VP-69 from 94-97 as TAR pilot and currently as a SELRES. Formerly at VP-1 88-91. Thanks to those who built this web page. Hello to all the fine VP'ers I've served with..." [E-Mail Updated 16MAR2000 | E-Mail Updated 03DEC98 | 31MAR98]

KALTVEDT, Mervin "Kal" crawdady34@yahoo.com "...Hi to all my friends at VP-94 where is was stationed from March 1992 through February 1997. Many memories were made on those long flights to Japan. I miss everything a man could possibly say about his naval career. If your a past or current "Mudbug" please feel free to email me. Currently in Kuwait working on the FA18C for Kuwait Air Force. Seen some names today of yesteryear, a ton of memories came pouring into my mind. Thanks..." [27JUN2000]

KAMBIC, John jwkambic@webtv.net "...I served in vp-4with VP-4 during the Korean era as Combat Aircrewman (Radioman) aboard the P2 (BUNO: 39334). CDR Plaxco was our pilot..." [01OCT2010]

KAMINSKI, Thomas tkamin9831@aol.com "...I served with VP-49 from 1970 to 1971..." [01MAY2010]

KAMROWSKI, Steve skamrowski@new.rr.com "...I haven't heard alot of these names since I left VP-48. Cliff and Kevin, good to see your names. I'll be back in CA for Tim's wedding in Oct. Bob Holman, I still have the old desk that you gave me. Kieth Bluestein, tried to E-mail you also. Saw you're name too Jerald Combs. I haven't forgotten any of you guys. If you can, E-mail me it would be nice to see what you are all up to...." [E-Mail Updated 14APR2005 | 04AUG98]

KANADY, Herb Jr. geezer@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VR-3 (1959-1960). I am trying to locate PO George C. Lyons. George was an usher at my wedding and I have lost touch. I am to celebrate my 50th Anniversary soon & want him to be there. Can anyone help?..." [22APR2010]

KANDEL, Tom tsckan@gmail.com "...I served with VP-44 from 1966 to 1970 and NAMTD at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1970 to 1973. Flew with Crew 3 on BUNO 152173 as JEZ operator. Taught P-3A-B-C NAV/COM while at NAMTD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Looking forward to hear from those I served with..." [E-Mail Updated 10OCT2009 | 04MAY2000]

KANE, AT2 Ed gw1kfd@copper.net "...I served with VW-15 (1956-1958), VW-3 and VW-1 (1959-1961). I was 2nd Radio on Crew 5 with Pappy Linn ALC until September 1957. When VW-13 disestablished, I was assigned a New Crew as 1st Radio with Linus Belanger as 2nd Radio. The crew had enlisted members: Szczutkowski, Reddy, Mugler, Coggeshall, Shields and Officer members LT(jg) Katz CICO, LT(jg) Carlin third Pilot or Navigator. I don't know Crew number or PPC name. I served with VW-3, after school at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from January 1960 to April 1960 and was transfered to VW-1 during disestablishment of VW-3. I flew aboard BUNO: 145933 in VW-3 and went with A/C to VW-1 to become TE3 crew. The only crew I can remember is William R Dollar AT3, my 2nd Radio. Transfered to TE00 with CDR May, VW-1 XO as PC..." [E-Mail Updated 24FEB2011 | E-Mail Updated 29JAN2005 | E-Mail Updated 05SEP2001 | E-Mail Updated 06AUG2001 | BIO Updated 20JUL2000 | E-Mail Updated 27MAY99 | E-Mail Updated 04MAY99 | 30MAR99]

KANE, CE1 Michael J. Retired mikekane_1@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-40 (1964-1968) with deployments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, Buckner Bay, Okinawa and Con Lon Island. We made numerous supply runs while deployed to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Swift loved our NS Sangley Point, Philippines Cavite City. Remember the Desantis brothers (Mike and John), ADR3 Wildman Jack Fisher, AE3 Mike Cook, ADR3 Carmen Yeager and ADR3 Mike Curtiss. I retired from Reserves as a CE1. I have been retired about 3 years and live in Woodside Queens, New York. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [26JUN2010]

KANYON, ADRC Ed Retired Droopy@centuryinter.net "...Shipmates Served with VAW-33 Jan 61 to Jan 64. Deployed with VAW-33 Detachments on the Forrestal (Caribbean), Independence (Sea Power Show Practice for a visit by Pres. JFK) Saragtoga (Cuban Blockade) and Enterprise ('63 Med Curise)During time with VAW-33, we shared hanger at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island with VAW 12. We flew EA-1F(AD5Q Skyraiders). 12 flew EF-1G (AD5W, guppies). 12 was transferred to NAS Norfolk, Virginia and 33 got all 12's Ws. The result we had over 40 aircraft which at one time include an AD-5 or two. Interesting note I only served in two numerical squadrons. I started with VP-50, next sea duty, VAW-33, following sea duty was with VS-33 from where I was sent TAD to VRC-50. Am retired now and working for Champion Boats, builders of World Class Bass Boats..." [24SEP98]

KAPP, Stan NeilS.Kapp@sprint.com "...I recieved orders to VO-67 and went to VP-31 Det NOIS only to find out that the squadron had been/was being Disestablished. I then went thru FAETUPAC then to a helo squadron. Still have pictures of the funky P2's at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Got out of the navy and went in the Coast Guard..." [19JAN2001]

KAPPA, Jim jim.kappa@stpaul.com "...I was a radio operator for FAW-6 from September 1966 to July 1968. If any of my Shipmates remember me please give me a call..." [21OCT2002]

KAPPLER, ATN2 John E. jkappler@up.net "...I joined VP-28 in 1966 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a ATN2, Radio, on Crews 4 under LCDR Kerry Mirise and then under CDR Ralph R. Hedges. After discharge in December 1969 I received too much of an education from too many universities and had a career in the big corporate world, started my own business and sold it after nine years and tried to retire until I bought my present business in 2000. For some reason I am finding my thoughts frequently wandering back to the years spent in the Navy and the Shipmates I was so priviledged to serve with as I recall their names and faces from memories going back some 35 years. I'd like to hear from some of you..." [09FEB2004]

KARASINSKI, Chester D. metoo2k2@nesoft.com "...I served with VP-1123 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as reserve aircrew. I would like to see more P-3 photos. There are lots of pictures out there. Some steff on ASW operations would be nice to..." [18APR99]

KARG, CTT1(AW) Rob robkarg@msn.com "...I served with VP-9 (PN3/PN2) from 1975 to 1978 and Direct Support at Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) NAF Naples, Italy, NCS NS Rota, Spain, Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD) NS Subic Bay, Philippines, TAD ASWOC NS Rota, Spain, NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Sigonella, Sicily..." [20DEC2009]

KARLIN, Daniel I. llinepal@attbi.com "...I was a one tour LT(jg) "driver" in VP-16 from 1954 to 1957 and never realized how vast the VP "world" was until I just casually typed in the VP prompt that got me to over 5,000 web sites about VP and the P2V-5's I used to fly. I am amazed and in awe of how large the VP naval branch was. When I was discharged from the Navy, no one in my circle of friends ever heard of anti-submarine warfare notwithstanding the P2V's. I felt like a submariner-I was in the "silent service" until just this week when I discovered all the websites on the VP Navy. Finally, some recognition for, daily, what we in the VP squadrons did and the risks we took each day flying over, for example, the North Atlantic in January out of NAS Keflavik, Iceland, in weather that even the birds and the Air Force wouldn't fly through, etc., etc. I never heard of the term "braking action poor to nil" until the "graduate school of flying" was experienced by us in Iceland. I'm now close to 70 yrs old and when I think of those days of my flying experiences when I was only 24, I get a few shivers. But, we did THE JOB without incident, (well, most of us anyway), why, because we were well trained and took our piloting responsibilities seriously. I'm sure, however, the skipper of our squadron had a few sleepless nights when he sent we 'green' 24 yr olds out on a hight patrol but we did it and were very proud of the job we did. I noted at one site that a P2V BUNO 131507 that I used to be a crew member on, is listed as being on NAS New York, New York". Can anyone from that area give me a little more info on that plane? Is it part of the huge exhibit the NAVY has on the docks of NY that I've read about? Would appreciate any info..." [E-Mail Updated 08NOV2002 | E-Mail Updated 10AUG2001 | 02APR2001]

KARPATHAKIS, Anthony "Greek" akarpteach@aol.com "...I served with VAW-110 and VAW-120 (1982-1987)..." [24SEP2012]

KARSTEN, ADR2 Walt wkarsten@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-10 from late 1964 to 1964. I was a Plane Captain on CAC-7 and my rate was ADR2. I served with Pappy Phares and others. We deployed to all the great spots around the world..." [28NOV2008]

KASE, AMC(AW) Jeffrey M. jeffrey.kase@navy.mil "...My first squadron was VP-22, 1985-1990. Went on to VP-31, 1990-1993. Then a change of pace. VF-11 from 1993-1997 then HSL-49, 1997-2000. I made it back in 2000. VP-10, 2000-2007. I'm now at CPRW-5 looking at 22 years and alot of great stories. I think I'll stick around for a few more then retire. Drop me a line..." [14MAR2007]

KASE, AMC(AW) Steve skase@cox.net "...Hello to all my former Shipmates. VPU-2 was my first duty station (1985 to 1990) and to this day still my favorite. After leaving I moved on to the following duty stations: AIMD NAS Fallon, Nevada (1990 to 1993), VF-111 CAG-15 USS Kitty Hawk (1993 to 1995), HSL-47 Det-6 USS Vandegrift (FFG-48) (1995 to 1996), VQ-5 (1996 to 1999), VS-29 CAG-11 USS Carl Vinson/USS Nimtiz (1999 to 2002) and currently a Readiness Advisor with Sea Control Wing Pacific in sunny NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I can be reached through the NMCI global list..." [11MAR2004]

KASER, CAPTAIN Robert Dale Jr. http://www.marquette.edu/rotc/navy/command.htm "...Captain Dale Kaser was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and entered the Navy through the Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate Program after graduating from the University of Cincinnati in June 1974. Upon completion of naval flight training he was designated a naval aviator in September 1975. Initial operational tour was with VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. There he served as line division and NATOPS officer. In 1979 he reported for instructor duty to VT-31 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1981 he received a Master of Arts degree with a management major from Webster University. In 1982 he reported aboard USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) as Assistant Navigator. Captain Kaser served as the Carrier Placement Officer assigned to the Naval Military Personnel Command and in November 1986 reported to VP-5 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. During this tour he served as Training Officer and Maintenance Department Head. He was then assigned to CPW-11 as Training Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. Selected for operational command he served as Executive Officer of VP-44 until disestablished and Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Graduating from the Naval War College in 1994, he received a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. He then reported to the Staff of Supreme Allied Commander, Europe in Casteau, Belgium where he served as the Section Coordinator for NATO Maritime Requirements. Additionally, from December 1995 to May 1996 he was temporarily assigned to the Implementation Forces (IFOR) in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina as the Joint Operation Center Shift Director. In July 1997 he reported to CINCPACFLT as Deputy Director for Operations. In August 2000 he became the Professor of Naval Science and Commanding Officer of the NROTC Unit at Marquette University. Captain Kaser has been awarded numerous personal, unit, campaign and service awards..." [13JUN2003]

KASTIGAR, AT2 Jerry gkastigar@msn.com "...I was an AT with VP-9 at NAS Alameda, California from January 1960 to August 1960, fresh out of A School in Memphis, Tennessee at the time. Worked for ATC DeMarco, and was still in training as radar op and madman then. I was transferred in August 1960 to VW-1 on NAS Agana, Guam where I served as an AT2 crewmember aboard TE-8, Buno 145928. Spent my final year at the NMC at NAS Point Mugu, California maintaining Willy Victors there. Would really like to hear from anyone with similar dates at either squadron or NAS Point Mugu, California..." [24AUG2001]

KASTL, Chuck oakheart@crestviewcable.com "...I served with VP-22 (1962-1964) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I now live in Oregon..." [10DEC2011]

KASULAITIS, AX2 Jerome "Jerry" M. jmkelect@yahoo.com "...I was and still am proud to have been a member of VP-662. I was an AX2 in the 1960's and I remember that we won the gold star for the most outstanding of all VP squadrons in the USNR-R..." [31JUL2010]

KATAISTO, ETN3 Wayne kataisto@hotmail.com "...I served with VXN-8 DET WesPac (VIETNAM) from November 1967 to November 1968. I was a ETN-3 working on the backend Radio and TV equipment..." [21MAY2007]

KATZ, Howie howiemaui@aol.com "...I was a ss3 operator in VP-4 crew 1 for 3 yrs, 3/88-5/91..." [02FEB2007]

KATZ, ATR2 Joseph D. jochkatz@aol.com "...I served with VP-49 from November 1958 to September 1963 in the radar shop at NAS Bermuda..." [20OCT2008]

KATZ, Larry papakatz@sbcglobal.net "...Went to Pearl Harbor in June of 1941 and was assigned to VP-23 (the original squadron}. On Sept of 1941 I was transfered to VP-21. Both squadrons were located at NAS Ford Island. We flew PBY-3s until we got our new 5's. After Dec 7, 1941 when the Japs hit us, VP-22 left us to go to VP-101 in the Phillipines via Perth, Austrailia. In April of 42 our squadron left (VP-21) Pearl Harbor to join them. We got to Perth On April 8th,1942 pulling duty along the coast of Western Austrailia, up North to Java, Borneo, New Guinea, Port Moresby, Lae, Moroti Island in the Halmaharas,Woendi in the Biak Group, Los Negros in the Admiralties, Emirau in the New Ireland group, Green Island in the Solomons, Treasuaary Island in the Solomons, Oro Bay in New Guinea, Sepic River in New Guinea, Milne Bay in New Guinea, Rabaul Harbor, all this while Blackcating, and Dumbo, plus God knows what. Our Squadron spent nearly three years in the South Pacific all with VP-101. In October of 1944 we got our orders to return to the states. Our Squadron was then designated as VPB-29. By that time we were all ready to come back home, as our bunch went through the attack in Pearl Harbor, comming out of the Philippines and the rest of what all the squadrons went through. Through the efforts of the PBY Catalina International Association of which all PBY crewmen and Officers who flew the Catalinas should be members of (VP-101, VP-102, VP-22, and VP-21) is known now. I honestly think every one of our men who flew this wonderful aircraft has something to remember that no one else will ever have. To this day I am so proud to have been a crew member of this wonderful plane. One of these days, I will have my notes in the back of my log book be known. I put over 2900 flying hours as a ARM in these wonderful ships..." [E-Mail Updated 05NOV2003 | BIO Updated 16APR99 | 16MAR99]

KATZENMEYER, AZ3 Charles D. katzcw@aol.com "...Have been trying to find out what to my squadron which was named AEWRON-one (VW-1) which was stationed on Guam. I was stationed there from 1969-1971..." [17AUG99]

KAUFMAN, ATAN Charles E. charlesekaufman@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-9 approximately June 1958 while they were deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I was an ATAN and taught myself moris code in the AT shop breakroom. Was assigned to fly as a radioman and continued to fly as a radioman until November 1959 when I was shipped to AirBarSRon-2. Which then became AEWBarRonPac..." [25NOV2009]

KAUFMAN, AO3 Kip kaufmankip@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-50 for two tours (1982 - 1987) NAS Cubi Point, Philippines worked as a ao air crew then had a miss step then Corrison Control for two years. I was so good could not get out the they let me back in AO Shop. Then I went to the Philippines for three years. What a good time that was. Then to USS Enterprise. That sucked. I got out moved to Philippines got bar house and a little store. Then Mt. pPinutubo blew up and now I am selling cars back in the US. I would like to hear from Sandy Sandres. What's up. Navy was good to me should have stayed in..." [25SEP2009]

KAUFMAN, AMM3 Robert Lee rlkauf133@comcast.net "...I served with VPB-135 (1946) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, TDY FASRON-102 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, VPB-4 (1947) and NAS Norfolk, Virginia (Chambers Field) as Taxi-Pilot..." [14APR2013]

KAUFFMAN, George E. GEKAUFFMAN@AOL.COM "...I did one tour in VP-24 and VP-30 back in the 70s and retired in 1992 as an AOCM..." [19FEB2000]

KAUFFMAN, AOC Mitch redreed1@comcast.net "...I served with VP-4 from 1989 to 1991. I served as an Aircrew Ordnanceman, but mostly as the Ordnance Branch CPO, as well as the Maintenance Control CPO. Served as the Night Check maintenance control CPO during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Masirah, Oman Detachment, along with 5 other maintenance folks, whose work was superb, and taught me more about teamwork and loyalty than any I can remember. This was followed by a detachment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan where we had a very difficult time due to engines being bogged down due to exposure to oil fire smoke from the burning oil fields in the gulf. Anyway, I miss my Ordies and Maintainers a lot and wish I could return to those days sometimes..." [24NOV2010]

KAUFMAN, Frank V "...VP-7 1951-54 retired and living n Como, Col. 80432 (719)836-2525 I know he wishes to hear from his Shipmates...Contributed by Dr. Paul E Adams paul@pikeonline.net..." [12MAY2000]

KAULS, Peter V c/o his wife Mary KEELEYBIG7@aol.com "...My husband was stationed with VO-67 and was deployed to Air Force base in Thailand and something to do Electronic Sensors in November 1967. He was ordinance man and with the navy and I was wondering if you or someone out there might have been stationed with him..." [13AUG99]

KAUSAK, LDO David A. Retired dakausak@webtv.net "...Aloha, Retired LDO 6385 Sept. 1994 as NAS Glenview, Illinois went away. Formerly AE-1 through 1986, then LDO serving with VP-90 in both capacities. Other billets I chased included NAS Oceana 0181 @ Rickenbacker ANGB, Columbus Ohio and finally to end my 18+ year career back in NAS Glenview, Illinois with the NAF Midway augmentation unit from which I retired (still awaiting my coveted shadow box) in late 1994. We showed them all what we all could do in Desert Storm, and where did we go from there..." [04APR98]

KAUTZ, ASE3 Dennis dennisktz@yahoo.com "...I served aboardNAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania in 1968. Would like to hear from Shipmates who were there at that time. Great memories!..." [27MAY2010]

KAUTZMAN, AW3 Eddie ELKAUTZMAN@AOL.COM "...I was the guy who designed our squadron's new Care Bear Rainbow Logo in 1989 (Crews 5 and 7). I went to college and worked at Disney World after I got out. When I graduated with my AA degree in 1995,I had a mental psycosis and joined the Marine Corps. "What a great move!!!" They kicked me out 2 years later. Now I'm going back to school to get my degree in education, and I'm a substitute teacher too. I live just down the street from Tom Wright. I have a beautiful wife "Lisa" and a 1 year old son "Josh." Any AWs out there (88 to 91)??? Give me a shout..." [02JAN2000]

KAUTZMAN, Milton F. mkeane@gis.com "...I served with VP-63 Crew 3a from 1943 to 1945 in Northern Ireland, England and North Africa. I would like to hear any one that might remember me..." [31MAR2000]

KAYE, AMS1 David Retired dlkaye01@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (1984-1989) in Airframes, Corrosion Control and Hazardous Material Managment..." [01JAN2012]


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